CLOUD SOLUTIONS

Achieve business goals, increase competitiveness, reduce costs, increase flexibility, and optimize resource utilization.

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Enjoy the convenience of pay-per-use and save on the cost of acquiring, managing and maintaining IT infrastructure.

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Increase the speed of development on a ready-to-use platform to deploy applications.

Flagship offers cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world.

Products and services include:

  • Bare metal and virtual servers

  • Networking

  • Turnkey big data, analytics, business continuity and security solutions

  • Private and hybrid cloud solutions

  • IT Maintenance and Monitoring of your current environment

When compared to more traditional computing methods, cloud deployments offer increased IT infrastructure flexibility, lower costs, and and the ability to leverage big data, analytics and mobile computing technologies. Explore the materials below to learn more.

IBM Cloud Services

Hybrid. Open. Secure. Cloud computing is at the center of dramatic innovation with mobile, data analysis and security as the enabler. Discover the continuum of choices for infrastructure, platform, and services to accelerate digital business.

  • How to Jump Start Your Hybrid Cloud

  • When your IT infrastructure is overloaded, you look at hybrid cloud as a solution. Watch this video to jump start your hybrid cloud or learn more here: …

  • eBook – Forbes Insight – How the cloud is changing business resilience

  • Resiliency can be a competitive advantage, not merely a technical solution with a cost. The cloud enables a broader set of companies to consider a broader set of applications to grow their businesses in the expanding data universe.

  • Infographic: 5 Common Cloud Deployment Mistakes

  • Cloud migrationis fast becoming a top priority for small businesses and enterprisesalike, as a strategy to improve efficiency, increase agility and unlock new opportunities. Many think that once they get past the internal debates, politics, and budget calculating, the hard part is behind them. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily true. Most companies make some basic mistakes and assumptions that cause their migration to the cloud to be significantly more difficult. On average, most migrations to the cloud don’t go well.

  • White Paper: When it Comes to Cloud, Knowledge is Everything

  • A comprehensive understanding of your physical and virtual infrastructures is a critical requirement before embarking on a cloud model. Know what you have and where it is.

    Your cloud service model should result in IT cost savings; and it should reduce the burden and personnel resources required from your IT organization. A utility pricing model allows you to pay for what you use and eliminates the capital expense of deploying in-house hardware and software.

    The major concern to be addressed is the security risk associated with cloud models.

    This paper will provide an overview of cloud computing, the primary service models, available deployment models, and critical success factors for cloud computing.

  • IBM Cloud: POV on Hybrid Cloud Computing

  • An overview of IBM Cloud’s point of view on hybrid cloud computing and the hyper-portability that hybrid cloud solutions provide.

  • Infographic: IBM Leads Industry Toward Hybrid Clouds

  • Solution Brief: IBM Cloud Maturity Curve

  • Companies that have a mature organisational approach to cloud computing are more focused on business growth than cost reduction—and are more likely to have achieved that growth as well. They use a more diverse range of cloud services and are seeing improvements in the relationship between IT and the rest of the business. But while they say they have the required data-governance measures in place, privacy, security and compliance will continue to challenge even high-maturity organisations in the near future.

    These are the findings from Mapping the cloud maturity curve, an IBM research project conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The project defines “maturity” as it relates to the use of cloud computing (henceforth referred to as “cloud”) and measures how mature organisations are today.

    A previous report, entitled The fundamental five, drew on interviews with IT leaders to identify the core components of cloud maturity. Organisations’ progress along this maturity curve was then investigated through a global survey of 784 IT and business executives (see “About the study” for a detailed description of how maturity was scored). This report is an in-depth analysis of the findings of the survey and incorporates further insights from senior IT leaders to identify how they are moving their organisations up the cloud maturity curve. 

  • Hybrid cloud helps IBM clients meet business needs

  • This video describes how IBM’s hybrid cloud solutions can help with three major areas:- Portability of applications to move applications closer to the data or data closer to the applications- Visibility and control to provide robust governance and coordination to prevent, pinpoint and resolve problems across a hybrid environment. – Developer productivity by securely connecting apps, data and services and providing the ability to experiment and rapidly iterate cloud app development for hybrid environments.

  • Building a cloud road map

  • Find out how to strategically move your business towards a more nimble hybrid cloud solution. Cloud expert Tim Vanderham walks through the process of integrating cloud into your existing IT architecture. To learn more, take a look at The Steps to Cloud Expertise Series: http://www.ibm.com/cloud/expertise